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Critique of the system of free movement

Watch Prof. Christa Tobler introduce the meaning of free movement in the EU and discuss the critiques of the system.

Criticism has been levelled at the system of free movement of persons both inside and outside the European Union (EU).

For quite some time, the regime of free movement of persons appeared to be largely accepted in Europe. However, more recently increasing criticism has been raised against it both in and outside the EU. In Switzerland, this led to a popular initiative against ‘mass immigration’. The arguments used by the initiative are very similar to those used in the United Kingdom in the immigration debate.

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